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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (145 reviews)
“cioppino” (90 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (59 reviews)
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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here! We did have a wait of about an hour to be seated, but it was a pleasant wait with a glass of wine seated outside across from the ocean around a fire pit. We had a delicious dinner of...More

Thank GBchick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times, always choosing a different fish dish, and always happy! No reservations and cash only...always a wait! The fire pit is lovely, and it’s fun making new friends with others waiting to be seated. Go hungry and you will not...More

Thank emd231
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok. Nothing to write home about because I found it to be bland. Spice it up and you'll have a great restaurant.

Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great restaurant if you are a seafood lover. Several fresh choices on the "board" but my wife and I ended up sharing a delicious shrimp and scallop scampi over pasta. Even with the split order we still took some back to our hotel and...More

Thank Greta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Cambria for 30+ years and this is always a go to for seafood. Great selection, always fresh, top notch service and helpful staff.

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be intimidated by the line and being a bottle of wine like all the locals do. The line was long but we met some great people while waiting. After we got inside, we had an hour and a half wait but waited outside by...More

2  Thank mtntrash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location across from the beach. Delicious seafood and great service. They only accept cash or checks and no reservations.

Thank LovesTravelAlot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly fabulous fish restaurant. Fish, nicely prepared and presented. No reservations taken so arrive early, enjoy a glass of wine by the fire and enjoy the sunset.

1  Thank rnratwaldenwest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While travelling on California's west coast, we stayed for 2 nights at Cambria, and enquired about good places to eat. We were told about a restaurant a few hundred yards from our accommodation "but you cannot book, it is seafood only, and you can only...More

1  Thank BCS41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant. Needed a place for dinner, and this place prove to be perfect. Got a seat by the bar, facing the kitchen/ grill where all the fresh sea food was prepared. Simple, clean dishes with the fish in focus. Great selection of well-priced local...More

1  Thank tripadvicegiver
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17 December 2017|
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Response from cotodoll | Reviewed this property |
Call them to find out
Lara W
22 October 2017|
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Response from cindycamps2 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't know they did it but the wine on sale was lovely and not too crazy price
Judy G
24 April 2017|
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Response from fjc_in_SB | Reviewed this property |
No... your best bet would be to park at Leffingwell Landing and walk... the walk is nice and the food is worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514
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